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Visitors from EU will need US-style electronic visas to enter Britain after Brexit in new border crackdown pledge from Tories The new changes were outlined by Home Secretary Priti Patel yesterday Anyone travelling from Europe currently only requires an ID card to gain entry New system would give officials more of a chance to screen and block arrivals

By John Stevens Deputy Political Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:33 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 08:22 GMT, 2 December 2019

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Home Secretary Priti Patel (pictured) announced that EU visitors will need US-style electronic clearance before travelling to Britain after Brexit

Home Secretary Priti Patel (pictured) announced that EU visitors will need US-style electronic clearance before travelling to Britain after Brexit

EU visitors will need US-style electronic clearance before travelling to Britain after Brexit, the Tories have pledged.

Travellers from Europe currently only require an ID card to gain entry. 

But under the proposed system, they would require passports – and have to fill in an online form before travelling.

This would give officials more of a chance to screen arrivals and block those deemed as a threat from entering.

In another move, importers would have to provide information on goods arriving as part of a bid to crackdown on smuggling.

The changes were outlined by Home Secretary Priti Patel yesterday. 

She said: 'When people voted to leave in 2016

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